Financial services firms and energy companies - two industries highly targeted by cybercriminals - must move quickly to address their cybersecurity deficiencies and shore up their defenses against advanced malware threats.
This infographic summarizes the findings of ThreatTrack Security research into what IT security professionals within these critical economic sectors have to say about their cybersecurity readiness, revealing:
- 44% of energy firms and 31% of financial services companies say it is a "certainty" or "highly likely" they will be the target of sophisticated cybercrime;
- Energy firms are most concerned about hacktivists while financial services organizations worry about organized cybercrime syndicates;
- Energy companies say email their top threat vector, while the financial industry is struggles with web-based threats;
- Both sectors plan to bolster their cybersecurity this year by training IT staff on new cyber defenses; investing in advance malware detection tools and hiring new cybersecurity talent.